Greens and Fruit with Cherry Dressing Recipe

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Greens and Fruit with Cherry Dressing

From Dorothy McNett's recipes at www.dorothymcnett.com. Fresh cherries! Make this fabulous dressing for a special salad.

lots of fresh greens, as desired
bananas, melons, grapes, cherries, etc.

1/2 cup pitted red cherries
2 -4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon honey or sugar
1/4 cup port wine or orange juice
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
1/3 teaspoon sea salt
freshly ground pepper
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

Prepare the bananas, melon, and grapes into bite-sized pieces and place in a bowl or arrange on plates along with plenty of fresh greens. To make the dressing, cook the cherries, garlic, honey, port or juice, and vinegar in a small saucepan for 4-5 minutes. Allow to cool at least 10 minutes. Puree the mixture in food processor or blender, adding the vanilla, salt and pepper. Then add the oil in a steady stream with the motor running. Drizzle over the greens and fruits and serve.

Recipe created 1996-06-03.

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